Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Day 2: Worst Date Ever?

Welcome back for Day 2 of the 

Valentine’s Day Challenge 
Today's topic is Love Telling this Bad Date Story AKA WORST DATE EVER.
And I admit that this one really wasn't easy for me. I've dated some super crummy guys ... but dates are in general positive experiences in my past. Very recently though I did go out on my first ever bad date. The problem with it was that it wasn't a great story. He just wasn't my type of guy, and I was just counting the seconds until I could leave. So, I'm changing the rules a bit and telling you random stories about the WORST BOYFRIENDS EVER!! 

WBE (worst boyfriend ever) Candidate #1: The Super Gentleman. Now see that doesn't sound like a bad thing at all does it?!!? But trust me it was awful. This guy was a bit TOO chivalrous. And no I didn't think that was possible, but it IS! We were both enrolled in our undergrad programs at a local college. After classes or when I got off work, he would gallantly show up wherever I was to walk me to my car. Which admittedly was really nice, however, once at my car he would open my door for me and then proceed to buckle me into my seat. Like I was a child. To say I didn't appreciate this would have been an understatement. One day SG brought some cherry cheesecake to me at work. Now I'm a nice girl so I didn't even tell him that I loathe cherries. I just ate the cheesecake and oohed and ahhed over it. I know that you were all a bit concerned about me eating cheesecake at work. You were probably thinking,"Oh my gosh, Babygirl, cheesecake is SOOO messy when you eat it with a fork. How did you manage?!!?" Well, not to worry, SG was kind enough to stand ready with a napkin and when I finished he proceeded to wipe my mouth ....
Shortly after that, I proceeded to break up with him ....

WBE Candidate #2: The Jobless Dropout. I mean doesn't he sound like marriage material already. I know you're all just dying to get with him. (And if you seriously are then hmu because he's single as they get!). JD is a lazy bum whose spelling ability is worse than a third graders. However, even with my love of words/grammar/spelling, I wasn't offended by his meager vocabulary, by the constant synonym hunts, or by the decoding of text messages/letters/any written communication. I was offended by his lack of motivation. Mr. JD was quite the catch. You see he had dropped out of HS before ever making the varsity football team. He hadn't played in an organized sports league since then but was convinced that any day a NFL scout would knock on his door and BEG him to come play football. Goodhearted as he was, he promised that when that happened he would open a home for kids. After a few months of me paying for everything, working 40 hours a week, him doing a whole shitton of nothing, and I was fed up. Crazy dreams or not, I was out ...

WBE Candidate #3: The Wannabe Daddy. WD should have been the dream guy. I mean isn't "wants to have kids" on every girl's must have list. And WD definitely wanted kids. However, it quickly became apparent that he wasn't looking for a real relationship. He just wanted a baby. I thought I was off the hook when early in our relationship WD was informed by the local gov't that he was the baby daddy of some girl's kid. Unfortunately, the fact that she wasn't ready to admit that he was indeed the dad led him to beg for kids. It got to the point that I was no longer sure if he liked ME or if he liked my uterus. So maybe he wasn't the worst boyfriend ever! But it's a good possibility that he would have been the worst dad ever. So thankfully I hightailed it right on out of that relationship ... 

And while I have TONS of other candidates, I'll leave you with those three :)

Monday, January 30, 2012

Day 1: Best Date Ever!

Today, I'm joining up with Amber, Neely, & Casey to bring you the ...

Valentine’s Day Challenge 
Today is all about the BEST DATE EVER!!!
PB and I haven't had the most traditional of relationships which means that we haven't really gone on a lot of "dates". And before PB, my love track record was pretty grim. So, this topic is super difficult for me. Bad dates? Oh, I have PLENTY of stories about those. But the best date ever? Well, as much as I have loved every moment spent with PB ... my best date ever would have to be with my ex [BH]. In our 7 month relationship (that's a LONG time for me), he did this one thing right. And then proceeded to remind me for the next 7 months how awesome it was .... But regardless of that point it was awesome. And I will forever be grateful that he cared enough to make me feel SUPER special. Ok, ok, I'll get to the story.

To understand why this was special, you need to know a little about me. 
FACT #1: 
My favorite holiday is my birthday. And yes, that's probably selfish. I love birthdays! Especially my own. I believe it is the best day of the year hands down.
FACT #2: 
Until BH, I never seemed to be in a relationship ON my birthday. I always dated guys through their birthdays but never my own.
FACT #3: 
If I did date a guy through my birthday, he would forget it was my birthday. Which is hard to do around me because I remind EVERYBODY for days on end ...
FACT #4: 
I love milestone birthdays the most. I turned 13 in 2000 (the beginning of a new millennium) on Easter! I had a heck of a plan for my sweet 16 but ended up in the hospital for an appendectomy instead.
FACT #5:
I started dating BH the February before I turned 21 ...

I learned through the grapevine in early April that BH was planning a surprise party for my birthday. I didn't get my hopes up, but I didn't mind pitching in a few ideas ... While the night didn't turn out quite the way he planned, it was a fantastic evening. BH got together a great big group of my greatest friends and off we went to Olive Garden. BH was a baker so he brought in a cake. Our awesome waiter was a total flirt and SOOOO much fun! It was the perfect way to mark a milestone for a girl who doesn't drink.

After dinner, my bestie, my sister, BH, & I headed to WalMart because around here it's not an outing if you don't hit the WM. So there are TONS of silly photos from our Wal-Mart run .... here are a few.

Overall, it was one of the greatest nights EVER. And definitely the BEST date I've been on.
Thanks, BH!! Of course (on a birthday not date note), I hope big 2-5 will be even more awesome!!!

Don't Care Attitude

Last week: The sick disease took over my body.
And I spent the week not caring about anything but sleep.

 But now I'm finally better and BACK!

My caring heart hasn't recovered yet.
Part of me is very saddened by this.
Valentine's is quickly approaching.
And I'm struggling to find the desire to want to continue in this backwards situation.

I miss PB. Dearly.
But today I just don't want to put in the effort.
I know that every relationship takes effort and work.
But today I just don't want to bother.

Does anyone else have days like this? Or is it just me?

Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's Ok.

Its Ok Thursdays 
In the days since my last post, I have reached the summit of the rollercoaster hill and have plummeted to the bottom. However, it is a new day, and I am on the upward climb once again.

And on that note, let's get down to it :)
Go link up with Amber & Neely to join the fun!

IT'S OK ...

to hope and pray that my boss' printer gets fixed soon so that she will stay holed up in her office.

to dread the reality of needing a second job.

to postpone the job hunt for another week (or two).

to be in the market for a sushi buddy.

to find a long lost love for sci-fi and action movies.

to dearly miss my newly single friendboy ...

to be frustrated by the spirit of apathy in our youth group.

to eat pizza that you accidentally left sitting on the table over night.

to be informed by your boyfriend that your wedding colors MUST include blue.

to live for the weekends.

to check the weather before pulling on my suede boots (they're apparently NOT rainproof)

to seriously enjoy life.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Possum?!?! Really?!?!

5QF Guest Hosted By Kate's Life This Week

1. What's the last thing you bought for yourself? Lingerie. I'm addicted. It's insane. My bf is miles away, but I just can't stop buying these pretty little things.
2. What is your favorite meal on a cold winter day? Tomato Basil Soup and Grilled Cheese. Preferably from Five Star Day Cafe in downtown Athens.
3. Have you started looking at swimsuits for this year, and do you buy a new one every year? As much as I love lingerie, I absolutely abhor swimsuits. I don't want to think about these evil things for a few more months. Then I might break down and actually buy one. Or maybe I won't ...
4. If you could be any candy what would you be and why? Fudge. Because I could live in the mountains and everyone would love me. LOL at least that's my opinion on fudge ... because I only allow myself to buy it in the mountains. And who can resist that stuff .... yum!
5. What are you most passionate about? Life. The crew of teenagers that I've been blessed enough to lead this year. I'm passionate about their lives and their journey in the faith.

BONUS: What is your favorite thing to "pin" on Pinterest? Pretty words and wedding things. I know that my wedding is still a long, long way away ... but, hey, a girl can dream, right?!?!

1.   The last thing I ate was     a Baby Ruth candy bar   .

2.   The last song I listened to was    "Tater Fed" by Livewire thanks to Twelve who sent me a text that I HAD to listen to it. I can't say that I was overly impressed     .

3.  Using the letters in my name I can spell    {Babygirl} gab, gay, lay, ray, bay, bab, rabbi, baby, girl, rag, bag, lag, libby, glib, rig, big, blab     .

4.  If I had to dress in one color for the rest of my life I would pick     black. I could totally go goth if need be. My closet is FULL of black pieces .

5.  If you were to look in my bag right now you'd find    flashlight, receipts, keys, a pack of gum, bills, camera, umbrella, coupons, and  tons of other crap.  .

6.  When I finish filling in the blanks I'm going to    go get the mail  .

7.  My all time favorite song to dance to is  well I finally got to see the new Footloose last night so "Footloose" is still jamming in my head. But I love to dance to anything with a good dancing beat. Sexy and I Know It has been my jam for the past few weeks though I have to admit.

1. I have never eaten possum, shark, or bear meat.
2. I like to believe in the impossible.
3. If I could go back and change one thing, it would be my ignorance as a young teenager.
4. My greatest fear for my future is that I will spend life unhappy because I am out of God's will.


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Letter Miracles

A miracle happened this week.
Tuesday, I got a letter.
Unfortunately, it wasn't the kind of letter that leaves me so giddy that I'm dancing around the house.
It left me irritated and disappointed after reading it.
Business was taken care of, but no reassurance was given.
No over the top declarations of love were made.
That was not a miracle.
I spent Wednesday in a funk ...
until I got home and opened the mail box 
to find ANOTHER letter.
In the entirety of this long distance chapter of our lives I have NEVER gotten two letters in one week!
I danced around the house just because it was amazing to get a new letter.
Then, I got worried as I opened it.
What if it was just like the last one? What if I was disappointed again?
Would I be able to handle that? Would I want to continue if all our communication left me upset?
I slowly opened the envelope and pulled out 3 sheets of lined notebook paper.
And after reading through the first page, I was smiling.
When I finished the letter, I did a little happy dance.
And then tucked it away to read again.
Or maybe it will find it's way into a post soon ....
whose to say.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

WWTK: Let's Get Random!

1. What is your most commonly used word or phrase when you are frustrated? 
Nine times out of ten, I go with, "Holy Bejeezus!" 
2. What random question do you usually get from strangers or casual acquaintances?  
"Are your curls natural?" or "Have you graduated yet?" (They mean from high school. I've been a high school graduate for 6+ years ...)
3. Did you ever correspond by mail with anyone, who? Do you still have the letters? 
Yes. PB and I are a handwritten letter only kind of couple at the moment. And I have every single one of his letters. Except that one that I can't seem to find ...
 I'm saving them so one day future generations will have an example of true love that lasts through the ages. 
4. Do you dance in public?  why or why not? 
I dance in the aisles at the grocery store. I dance in the copy room at work. I dance in the middle of the street. When the mood strikes me, I just can't help it, I have to dance! Besides it makes me happy :)
5. What is your favorite kind of chapstick/lip balm?
Softlips. But I don't know where mine is .... It got lost in the move :(


Love: Rain


Today I love .... RAIN!
Seriously, it's beautiful.
And I'm totally raiding Pinterest to prove my point ...

Source: google.com via Margo on Pinterest

See?!?! Isn't it lovely?!?!
I thought you would agree.
And the most lovely part is that I don't have to entertain 30 teenagers indoors tonight :)
Enjoy your "rainy" hump day!

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Day 153: The Mushies

Day 153

One hundred fifty three days since I've been in the same room as my love.
One hundred fifty three days since I've kissed my sweet boyfriend.
One hundred fifty three days since we were a normal run of the mill couple.

One hundred fifty three days is a long time.
And we're not even halfway through.

But today I'm done with the pity party. Yes I still have both good and bad days.
But today I'm embracing the good. I'm channeling all the optimism I can find.
Because my life is good. And therefore my mood should reflect that.

Today I have a case of the mushies (as in super sweet nothings NOT anything gross ...).
Still, that in and of itself upsets me.
I'm not a girl who is into sentiment or mushy gushiness. 
I know you don't believe that because I tend to write lots of sappy crap in this blog.
But in the real world, I avoid sappiness like the plague.
In honor of this rare mushy mood, I'm leaving y'all with two sweet, sweet quotes.
Enjoy your Tuesday! 

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sometimes, It just rocks!

I made a friend. My eyes are filled with happy tears.
A girl who was close to PB through her hubby hit me up on FB the other night.
At first I was a little leery to give out too much information, but it turns out that she's just an awesome chick.
I'm loving chit chatting with her. She's straight up blunt and not afraid to say what she thinks.
And she thinks my sweet boyfriend is one of the good guys.
And that makes me one happy, happy girl.
I do believe this is indeed the beginning of a beautiful friendship :)

And in other fantastical news, I set up my phone account last week.
And I was waiting patiently for the powers that be to approve it.
So imagine my surprise when I get a phone call Friday night from PB himself.
My heart beat so fast I thought I was having a heart attack for reals.
I laughed, cried, smiled for hours, danced around the house, and was simply insanely happy.
It was super awesome, and the best part is that now this will be a weekly thing.
This phone account was the greatest gift I've ever given myself!!!

So, while today is Monday. It is indeed a fantastical Monday.
The kind that make me smile and think of happy things like puppies and rainbows.
Oooh I'll included a few of those so (a) my blog won't be so blah and (b) your Monday will be prettier.

Have a great week!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Have you ever looked a giraffe in the eye?

1. What is the weather like where you are and do you like it? FREEZING! Well, not really anymore, but it was literally BELOW freezing earlier this week. And my sweet Southern blood just cannot handle that kind of cold. So, I get in a funk anytime it's super cold. Especially if that super coldness doesn't come with snow.

2. When you're sick what do you seek comfort from? People. My mom or sister. Or PB.

3. What do you need to do before the end of the month? Go to the doctor. YAY! I'm so stoked. LOL okay I'm not even fooling myself ...

4. Have you ever served on a jury? Nope. And while I know it's my civic duty, I pray I never have to.

5. If you could be any animal, what would you be and why? An otter. That lives at Memorial Park. So I could play in the water all day and constantly be the center of attention.
1.   One of my favorite things to do when I have free time is    bake. Anything and everything. Being in the kitchen making a mess makes me super happy.   .

2.   When I have free time I tend to   spend a lot of it on the internet. I have tons of real life things that need to be done, but Facebook and Pinterest usually sap away all my energy   .

3.  If I had an entire day completely to myself I would    spend the morning baking bread and cookies then I would go shopping before coming home to cook dinner and be lazy on the couch     .

4.  I would prefer to spend my free time (alone or with others...)    with others currently. Because I do live alone so I spend a lot of time by myself. However, I need time alone, so if I'm in a situation where I spend all my time around people then I prefer that my free time be alone.   .

5.  Most of my free time happens   after I've worked all day and am too lazy to be productive .

6.  The best thing about free time is    actually having it  .

7.  The next time I have free time I should probably   upload photos and get things ready to sell   but instead, I'll probably     go shopping  .


1. Temperance/Self Control is not my strongest virtue. [I had to Google virtues ....]
2. Either lunch or dinner is my favorite meal of the day [I oftentimes only really eat one or the other ...]
3. Direct Giraffe Eye Contact is my dream.
4. Whenever a Marilyn Monroe dress fly up happens, I always pray that I have on my cute undies.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Funkless Day!

Goodbye, Mister Funk!
It's ok with me if you want to take a LONG vacation.

Life is a rollercoaster. At least, my life is. And some days/weeks/months the odds are stacked against me. It's like my little cars are weighted down with bricks, and I'm desperately trying to make it to the top of the big hill. This is one of those weeks. Which makes the accomplishment of moving up the hill so much sweeter. It's a slow climb of course and the descent to Funktown will be rapid as always, but for now I'm just enjoying the climb. Sitting around every night feeling sorry for myself just wasn't cutting it. So, I set up a night out with a friend this Friday. He's super awesome and having a rough go of things at the moment, but he's so supportive of me and my relationship with PB. And that of course makes me feel super comfortable around him. So, we're hitting up the movies. Then on Saturday I'm hijacking my little sister, and we're off for a little more thrift store shopping. And then my poor house is begging me to whip it into shape before the beginning of my first FULL week back at work. I'm a little worried that this weekend may be the top of the hill, but I'm hoping something even more wonderful is in store for next week. Maybe I'll just keep climbing for awhile.

Now, I'm off to finish my latest letter to PB.
And then it'll be back to work time for me.

Have a terrific Thursday everyone!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's a Nonsensical Hump Day

Do you ever have a day when your heart isn't in ANYTHING you do?
That's today for me. I just can't seem to get into any of this.
Work seems long and super boring.
It just makes me wanna go home.

I have a whole lot of extra free time since I'm not taking classes this semester.
And I have established that free time is NOT a good thing for me.
So I'm debating taking on a second job.
Or a really awesome hobby.

Right now, it seems my hobby is Netflix.
Which is not a good hobby for me.
It makes me super lazy.
Even more so than usual.

And now I've finally been pardoned from my super long day at work.
So, I'm going to run before they change their minds.
Hope y'all have a great evening :)

And tomorrow I'll be more sensical ;]

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

2012 is gonna be my year - I hope!

Well, today is my first day back at work.
I really enjoyed having a week off.
Makes me remember why I want to one day work only part time :)

This ending of one year and beginning of another has gotten me thinking.
REALLY thinking. And I realized that I have been a crappy girlfriend.
So, my number one New Year's resolution is to be a better one!

YAY! I really hope that 2012 is my year :)

What do you hope 2012 brings? Love? Peace? Prosperity?

I pray that 2012 will bring me reunion with PB. And a deeper faith in Christ.

On a sidenote, I also hope 2012 brings me a new signature ;]